Nantucket Boutique Respoke Showcases Works of Local Island Artists

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (August 2020) – Nantucket boutique Respoke has teamed with the Artists Association of Nantucket to show works of local artists at their 41 Straight Wharf shop. “While our Nantucket shop will not be opening this summer, we are delighted to offer our space to the Artists Association of Nantucket to showcase the original works of our talented island artists,” says Respoke co-founder Chris Bartick.

Respoke was conceived and co-founded by Cape Cod native Michael Tonello, best-selling author of Bringing Home the Birkin. Respoke espadrilles, ready-to-wear, and accessories, are made from authenticated iconic designer silk scarves (Gucci, Pucci, Hermès, among others). Every item is eco-friendly; every pair is unique. In the tradition of finely crafted products, Respoke espadrilles are hand-made and hand-stitched by multi-generational craftspeople in La Rioja, Spain.  For more information visit

NIR Retail
NIR Retail, a New England Development company, leases 100 of Nantucket’s premier retail locations found on Nantucket’s most popular shopping streets: Main, Centre, Federal, South Beach and South Water, and on Old South Wharf and Straight Wharf. Shops, galleries and restaurants include Veronica Beard, Olivela, Southern Tide Nantucket, Cavalier Ebanks Gallery, Style Paris, vineyard vines Nantucket, Vis-a-Vis, CRU, Lola 41, Ventuno, The Nantucket Tap Room and more. Located off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket has welcomed generations of visitors and residents. Its world-class shops, restaurants, hotels, and seaside beauty have made Nantucket one of the most popular resort destinations for vacationers from around the globe. Visit for a full listing of galleries, shops and restaurants. 

New England Development
For over forty years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management - delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers.

The company is acclaimed for creating some of the country's most widely-recognized and successful regional centers, as well as multifaceted developments that combine retail, residential, hotel, and office uses. Outlet centers, high-end and street-front retail, airport retail, golf courses, restaurants, and marinas round out New England Development's robust portfolio. For more information, visit